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I Had a Sleep Study Done Last Night

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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:36 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: reldra

Okay, removing the physical barrier aside, what are you worrying about? When I asked that just now, a little knot of tightness may form in your abdomen as you thought of the answer.

Whatever that is needs addressing.


I worry about everything, lol. I am a Virgo Type A personality. My brain will not shut off to sleep, no matter what method, prescription or not is tried. I do have a doctor for that too.




posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:40 AM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: TDawg61
I don't know how you managed to get any sleep with all those wires attached to you!I too am a long time insomniac(how I found ATS).I've been prescribed Seroquel which knocks me out when I occasionally use it.But don't want to move next morning!


My dr tried seroquel and trazadone and probably 10 other things. They don't help. I switch between Lunesta, Sonata and Ambien. Ambien was doing well, until they made a generic. There is a difference. Lunesta just came out with a 3 mg. I am waiting on insurance approval. Tried belsomra recently, it didn't work and the side effects effected me.

When I first started having insomnia, my grandmother gave me Soma. That worked. My doctor is reluctant to prescribe it. He has no problem with 5mg of clonazepam a day and 3 other things, but I suggest something that works and doctors get funny.

I just thought that I'd mention the Seroquel because you mentioned vivid dreaming.I was having vivid nightmares.The Dr.told me besides being a sedative it would interrupt or make lessen the nightmares and it actually did.But as you mentioned the side effects can be major the next morning.
I see now you basically tried the medication route already.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:45 AM
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All I can say is, I feel for you. I've had insomnia for years. I've never had a sleep study but my mother did. She has sleep apnea. She told me what a pain the study was so I have avoided getting one. I've never had any luck with the different meds my doctor prescribed. Either they didn't work or I felt drugged the next day. I have recently started a regimen of lugol's, vitamin C, selenium, magnesium and ATP boost. I've only been on it for a couple of weeks and I'm starting to get to sleep easier but, I still wake up in the middle of the night. I wish you good luck in your search for a solution.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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reldra

Aww..sorry to hear it wasn't helpful for you. Hopefully you find something that will work for you through this sleep study then. Having tried all those other things you mentioned, I should've realized..my apologies.


Best Wishes,
blend57



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:47 AM
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I'm not giving a solution, but will state that some people are just wired differently. I have generally little sleep, but it's usually restorative with vivid lucid dreaming. The older I get the more capable I am of napping, but that didn't start until the bags appeared below my eyes around age 30.

I think you're probably just wired differently. You can try to medicate and seek professional advice, but outside of a tweak here and there from lifestyle changes you're probably stuck with the cards you've been dealt.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:48 AM
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originally posted by: Khaleesi
All I can say is, I feel for you. I've had insomnia for years. I've never had a sleep study but my mother did. She has sleep apnea. She told me what a pain the study was so I have avoided getting one. I've never had any luck with the different meds my doctor prescribed. Either they didn't work or I felt drugged the next day. I have recently started a regimen of lugol's, vitamin C, selenium, magnesium and ATP boost. I've only been on it for a couple of weeks and I'm starting to get to sleep easier but, I still wake up in the middle of the night. I wish you good luck in your search for a solution.


Thankyou. I do mega dose vit C when I remember. I think L-Lysine and COQ10 helps. I will look into selenium, magnesium and ATP boost.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: reldra

Hi, Reldra!

Have you tried cannabis?



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:49 AM
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originally posted by: vinifalou
a reply to: reldra

Hi, Reldra!

Have you tried cannabis?


Not allowed to answer that on here in regard to personal experience. Against T&C. I do know that it helps some people, on occasion.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:52 AM
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originally posted by: reldra
Not allowed to answer that on here in regard to personal experience. Against T&C.


That's a yes.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:57 AM
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Hello reldra,

4 years ago I had a head injury that lead me to have a sleep cycle that allowed me only 2 hours of sleep per 24 hours, or so...

My blood pressure was pretty high and my doctor wanted to put me on meds, of course... I then remembered a series of three "exercices" called "exercices Nadeau".
You can find them easily on youtube.

These exercises are not so much about cardio or muscles. I read it massages your internal organs and stimulates some glands.
In any cases, in a matter of about ten days, my pressure was back to normal and my sleep cycle also returned to normal.

What's great about those exercises, aside from the fact they are free, is that doctors where I live know about it, at least the oldest ones, and recognize how effective they are. An you only need to do each one of them for about 2 minutes, so its less than 10 minutes in total, each day.

The man who developed them, a Mr. Nadeau, was given a month to live because his heart was busted, with no surgery possible. He then set on finding soft exercises to help him live longer.
He spent the next 25 years talking about it on tv, lighting a cigarette each time, just so he could rub it in, haha.

One thing I personally changed, because I had a heart problem, was the one where your upper body is "swimming". I added movement with my legs as if I was walking upstairs.

I'm not saying you have a heart problem, just that they have been so effective to those who practiced it, and they are so easy, free, and don't take long to do, quite perfect for this modern world's rhythm, I think you have nothing to lose to try them, except maybe more sleepless nights because you'll live longer...



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:58 AM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Khaleesi
All I can say is, I feel for you. I've had insomnia for years. I've never had a sleep study but my mother did. She has sleep apnea. She told me what a pain the study was so I have avoided getting one. I've never had any luck with the different meds my doctor prescribed. Either they didn't work or I felt drugged the next day. I have recently started a regimen of lugol's, vitamin C, selenium, magnesium and ATP boost. I've only been on it for a couple of weeks and I'm starting to get to sleep easier but, I still wake up in the middle of the night. I wish you good luck in your search for a solution.


Thankyou. I do mega dose vit C when I remember. I think L-Lysine and COQ10 helps. I will look into selenium, magnesium and ATP boost.


My partner did some research and found a company that sold all that I mentioned in a 'kit' for a reasonable price. Consider trying Lugol's also. Most people don't get enough iodine/iodide in their diet. It may or may not help the sleep problem but it is still good for you. I can send you the name of the company in PM if you are interested.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:04 AM
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originally posted by: NowanKenubi
Hello reldra,


My blood pressure was pretty high and my doctor wanted to put me on meds, of course... I then remembered a series of three "exercices" called "exercices Nadeau".
You can find them easily on youtube.

These exercises are not so much about cardio or muscles. I read it massages your internal organs and stimulates some glands.
In any cases, in a matter of about ten days, my pressure was back to normal and my sleep cycle also returned to normal.



TY, I will look that up.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: reldra

A couple questions came to mind from this. First, I realize you are talking about giving them more hours of actual sleep data...but wouldn't medicating yourself to sleep skew the data somehow? I haven't looked into sleep studies and this is just my assumption. I'm curious what you know about these studies and medication, and also what the doctors have said about it.

Second, I realize that there are a lot of variables with health insurance (or no health insurance), etc., but I am curious about the out-of-pocket expense these type of sleep studies run a person? No need to delve into super fine details, but I guess I was wondering if the cost would deter people who might actually need it and can't afford it.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:05 AM
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originally posted by: Khaleesi

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Khaleesi
All I can say is, I feel for you. I've had insomnia for years. I've never had a sleep study but my mother did. She has sleep apnea. She told me what a pain the study was so I have avoided getting one. I've never had any luck with the different meds my doctor prescribed. Either they didn't work or I felt drugged the next day. I have recently started a regimen of lugol's, vitamin C, selenium, magnesium and ATP boost. I've only been on it for a couple of weeks and I'm starting to get to sleep easier but, I still wake up in the middle of the night. I wish you good luck in your search for a solution.


Thankyou. I do mega dose vit C when I remember. I think L-Lysine and COQ10 helps. I will look into selenium, magnesium and ATP boost.


My partner did some research and found a company that sold all that I mentioned in a 'kit' for a reasonable price. Consider trying Lugol's also. Most people don't get enough iodine/iodide in their diet. It may or may not help the sleep problem but it is still good for you. I can send you the name of the company in PM if you are interested.


yes, please do. ty



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:07 AM
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originally posted by: SomethingLingual
a reply to: reldra

A couple questions came to mind from this. First, I realize you are talking about giving them more hours of actual sleep data...but wouldn't medicating yourself to sleep skew the data somehow? I haven't looked into sleep studies and this is just my assumption. I'm curious what you know about these studies and medication, and also what the doctors have said about it.

Second, I realize that there are a lot of variables with health insurance (or no health insurance), etc., but I am curious about the out-of-pocket expense these type of sleep studies run a person? No need to delve into super fine details, but I guess I was wondering if the cost would deter people who might actually need it and can't afford it.


That was my mistake. They said it wouldn't skew it, as I have poor sleep with vivid dreams with or without the meds. They would have rathered I slept more.

I didn't have a copay for this, so I have no idea how much it actually cost. I only needed a referral to the specialist and approval from my insurance company. It was fully covered.

I found this Sleep Study cost. An average of $1,000. The range being from $600 to $5,000. $8,500 at Stanford. I am guessing mine was in the range of $1000-$3000, Catholic Health System in a relatively wealthy area.
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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:10 AM
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a reply to: reldra

I'm a long-time insomnia sufferer also.

Do you feel it was worth it?

Would you recommend it to someone else?



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:12 AM
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a reply to: reldra

We also use Lugol's at home. Once in a while, we paint a leg with iodine about the size of the foot before going to bed. If your body needs it, next morning it will be absorbed, otherwise, you'll have a nice orang-ish spot for the rest of the day.

So we doodle iodine on our legs, or arms. Kids love it. I do lots of Spongebob... haha



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:13 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: reldra

I'm a long-time insomnia sufferer also.

Do you feel it was worth it?

Would you recommend it to someone else?


I would recommend it. I think it was worth it. The wires and attachments were annoying, but nothing was painful and the bed was a lot better than mine. It was almost a mini vacation. Would have been better if I had slept more.

I will know more after the follow up with the sleep specialist.
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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:19 AM
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2 and a half hours isn't enough time. You need at least 3 hours to consider it a good study. And you falling asleep so late in the study is not good. Did they record any REM sleep? Sometimes sleep apnea will be more pronounced in REM sleep. Request another sleep study with Ambien or Lunesta.


What was your score on the Epworth Scale?

How many stages of sleep did you reach? In Two hours did you reach stage 3 sleep? Did you have early onset REM sleep?


I used to be a Polysomnographic Sleep Technologist.
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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:22 AM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Khaleesi

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Khaleesi
All I can say is, I feel for you. I've had insomnia for years. I've never had a sleep study but my mother did. She has sleep apnea. She told me what a pain the study was so I have avoided getting one. I've never had any luck with the different meds my doctor prescribed. Either they didn't work or I felt drugged the next day. I have recently started a regimen of lugol's, vitamin C, selenium, magnesium and ATP boost. I've only been on it for a couple of weeks and I'm starting to get to sleep easier but, I still wake up in the middle of the night. I wish you good luck in your search for a solution.


Thankyou. I do mega dose vit C when I remember. I think L-Lysine and COQ10 helps. I will look into selenium, magnesium and ATP boost.


My partner did some research and found a company that sold all that I mentioned in a 'kit' for a reasonable price. Consider trying Lugol's also. Most people don't get enough iodine/iodide in their diet. It may or may not help the sleep problem but it is still good for you. I can send you the name of the company in PM if you are interested.


yes, please do. ty


I sent a link. Good luck. I hope you find a solution to the problem. Insomnia is a b**ch ain't it?




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